Ternary Definition

tûrnə-rē
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adjective
Made up of three parts or things; threefold; triple.
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Third in order or rank.
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Having three as a base.
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Of or containing three different atoms, elements, radicals, etc.
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Of an alloy of three elements.
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noun
ternaries
A group or set of three.
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Other Word Forms of Ternary

Noun

Singular:
ternary
Plural:
ternaries

Origin of Ternary

  • Middle English from Latin ternārius from ternī three each tern2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Late Latin ternarius (“consisting of three things"), from terni (“three each").

    From Wiktionary

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